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NASA to face 1.3 Billion Dollar Cut Under Discretionary Sequestration

by William W. on September 16, 2012
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A budget forecast shows that the defense department isn’t the only department getting hammered, NASA is as well if the automatic budget cuts happen.

According to Nature magazine, NASA will lose “$417 million from its science budget, $346 for space operations, $309 for exploration, $246 for cross agency support, among other cuts.”

Hunter Rawlings, President of the Association of American Universities said,“Today’s OMB report confirms the worst,” “A budget sequester would have a terrible short- and long-term impact on the nation’s investments in scientific research and education.”

The report by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget and other details show the automatic cuts for all federal agencies if Congress and the White House cannot agree.

The Defense Department has gotten most of the attention so far, which would get the most cuts.  NASA would see 8 percent cut.

Congress and the White House can still pull together and make a deal, most economists say that it will happen and will help fend off another recession.

William W.
I am an amateur astronomer with a focus on astrophotography and deep space objects. I have 15+ years in the web publishing business and over 20 years as a space enthusiast. I enjoy reading and writing about the amazing discoveries of brilliant scientists and engineers.
 
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